Saturday, August 25, 2012


 She observes her kingdom (the parking lot) from a key vantage point. 
 This is Tally Lake, about 16 miles southwest of our park.  It is the deepest natural lake in Montana, at 492 feet deep.
Luna approves


Above sits Clements Mountain, while my panorama shot barely takes in all the beauty from halfway up the trail.

Beautiful scenery along the way

We all made it the overlook at Hidden Lake

Friday, August 17, 2012


We had to have another meal at Wasabi, just because we love the food.  Here are the Shumai pork dumplings, and 3 different kinds of sushi....none of these foods is raw!  Go figure!


Amber took us to her secret picking place.  As you can see, Darrell is sporting her yet to be patented huck holder.  Leaves both hands free for efficient picking.  We did have to hike a bit to get to the place, and we agreed with her when she said picking was pretty sparse.  Not sure if someone beat us to it, or was just a poor year.  But this is what we got in about an hour of picking...about 2 cups.  Of course, Amber got twice as much.  Notwithstanding, it was a fun time!

Saturday, August 04, 2012


Thursday night a quick storm blew through.  We heard 3 loud bangs, and our lights went out.  We are guessing that lightning struck the transformer next door at Ptarmigan beach.  Our power was restored quickly, within an hour or two.  The next morning, Darrell went down to the beach and found that a boat from up the shore had flipped, blew up against the dock, and sank. The micro-burst also caught a jet-ski holder, and sent it and the jet-skis sailing.  The boat was leaking fuel, and the fire department was there as well to contain it.  Luckily, we had no damage to our trailer or the park trees. 

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


These pictures came after the ones of our reunion....They actually happened on the Monday of the visit.  Anyway, the weather was beautiful and warm, hardly any wind, and we all got pretty darn wet!  It was the most fun we have had in a very long time.  There were level 3 and 4 rapids, and on a scale of 1 to 5, that was pretty awesome.  Got some very good rides!
 Amber volunteered to do the "spinner"....everyone rows the raft in a circle until she can't keep her balance. 
 As you may notice, Darrell has his mouth open on almost every picture in this group.  Was he thirsty?
 Eric, Tyler and Marcia take a break between rapids.
 Darrell and Matt are in the front cockpit.
 High five of the paddles!
 Our guide did a little pre-Olympic somersault.
 Pam is saying to herself "I survived!"

 Tyler was the first to brave the frigid waters.